Counting the points on a cockerel's comb

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wynette, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay, so my cockerel should have 5-7 points. I confess: I don't know how to count points! If I count the blobs at the beginning and end of his comb, he's got too many (8). If not, he's okay. Please look at Francoise's comb, and tell me how to count the points:

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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I see 6. The standard for single combs is actually 5 - you do not include the front or rear blade.

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  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks so much, Jody! Good to know these things. This boy's a Copper Black Marans; I was told the standard calls for 5-7 spikes. I could have been told incorrectly, though. Thanks for your feedback!! [​IMG]
     

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